Acer Aspire One keyboard "Fn" problem

By dladysvmp
Jan 25, 2009
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  1. hi guys.

    help

    im having trouble with my laptop keyboard.
    whenever i use my laptop keyboard the Fn function is "on" for the numeric keypad (the one usually on the right side of a normal keyboard). this started when i used an external keyboard. so thinking 'bout it i unplug the external keyboard but the same thing happens. the Fn function for the numeric keypad is "on". I have also tried powercycling the system but its still the same.

    Please help. I can't use my laptop outside my house coz of that.:(
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Try holding down the function key and hitting the numlock or scroll lock key, this is usually how you engage or disengage the laptops function keys on the keyboard. Most laptops have a light that will turn on and off when you do this, indicating that the funtion keys are in use.

    I also found a very similar post here: http://geeklord.com/2008/01/19/solution-to-keyboard-lag-problem-in-acer-aspire-4520-laptop/
    About sticky keys (although that model may be different to yours)
    Seems there may be a Bios update for that very issue
  3. dladysvmp

    dladysvmp Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    this actually worked!! :)
    thanks
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
    But which one worked?
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